Arjun Gupta on Strong Women, Assimilation, and the Impact of Storytelling

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From “Nurse Jackie” to “How To Get Away With Murder,” and now Syfy’s new series “The Magicians,” Arjun Gupta is changing the face of what it means to be an Indian man on television.

11 Reasons Intersectional Feminism May Be Right For You

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Intersectionality was first theorized by legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989 in her essay “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.”

After #LoveWins——On Sharing Queerness in South Asian Families

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In conversation with a South Asian queer friend a few days after the ruling, I realized something profound. She said, “Sure now we can get married, but who’s going to come to the wedding?”

7 Delusional Lessons Every Brown Guy Learns From Bollywood

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The natural laws of attraction don’t apply in Bollywood. In fact, your chances of wooing the ladies are especially high if your uni-brow resembles a chinchilla and your mustache can pass as a furry rodent.

Dress For The Day Friends-Turned-Co-Founders on Fashion Meets Technology

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You may have heard that two friends should never go into business together. After all, people love to warn would-be entrepreneurs of the dangers that surface when you combine business and friendship.

Top 9 Drugstore Coral Lipstick Shades to Have in Your Makeup Bag

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Corals and oranges are the next addition to my drugstore lipstick series where I’m highlighting this popular shade, perfect for the summertime.

What it Means to be a First Generation Desi——From the Lens of a Half-Indian, Half-Irish Woman

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Bonding over shared experiences helps to create a sense of identity for any Diaspora population–and in examining the South Asian Diaspora, it is much more diverse than the stereotypes many first-generation kids were exposed to in their youth.

Trisha Arora’s Vlog: Pushing Forward One Year After Her Dad’s Passing

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Losing a loved one is intensely overwhelming and emotionally exhausting, but Brown Girl Trisha Arora’s vlog gives us a glimpse of hope because we hear how she bravely handled everything that came after the passing of her father, Ravi Kant.

New York-based Singer Rianjali on How Music is Her Religion and Prayer

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“Music is basically my religion and prayer, even after I stopped identifying with God,” she added. “Ria, meaning “singer,” and “Anjali,” the second half of my name, Deepanjali, meaning prayer, equals Rianjali. Music is my prayer.”

Frank Gregoire Sings Bollywood Classic Love Song for his Wife at Their Interfaith Wedding

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Seeing that newly wed Frank Gregoire and Simran Mahotra tied the knot on June 27 in Maryland wasn’t something uncommon. But what made their Christian and Sikh wedding nothing less than a fairytale was what Gregoire did for his wife during their reception.

Brown Girl Of The Month Sharon Samuel Founded Mehndificent Art As A Tool For Fighting Depression

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As a kid, I enjoyed drawing, and would often takes pictures out of magazines and draw them onto computer paper. I usually did this when I was stressed or bored, but as time went on I realized that I stopped enjoying it.

Meet the Founder of The Hijab Project —— Empowered 18-Year-Old Hijabi Amara Majeed

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Amara Majeed is a feminist. She also wears a hijab—and she doesn’t think these two things are at odds with one another. In fact, her view is quite the opposite. Majeed is actively doing her part to change any and all stereotypes that exist about hijab-clad women.

How Rachel Dolezal’s Scandal Brings Forth the Discussion of Transracial vs. Transcultural

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The Rachel Dolezal incident has brought to light pertinent issues related to race, privilege, and identity. People around the world are in shock that a White woman could carry on such an extended and intricate façade as a biracial Black woman for so many years.

South Asian Women in STEM to Walk the Ramp in New York City

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The lack of role models for South Asian women in the Diaspora is slowly diminishing because of pioneers like Joya Dass. We are grateful for our on-going partnership with her and look forward to the many collaborations ahead. We are a proud sponsor of the Stars of STEM fashion show—taking place Thursday, June 25 at Rogue Space Gallery in New York City.

One-on-One With the Funny Girl Behind ohNOSHEENdidnt’s YouTube Channel

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You’ve seen her YouTube videos, she’s made you LOL with her hilarious “chit-chats” and aunty impersonations, but now it’s time to meet the great mind behind ohNOSHEENdidnt, Nosheen Idrees.

Dress For The Day Friends-Turned-Co-Founders on Fashion Meets Technology

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You may have heard that two friends should never go into business together. After all, people love to warn would-be entrepreneurs of the dangers that surface when you combine business and friendship.

Top 9 Drugstore Coral Lipstick Shades to Have in Your Makeup Bag

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Corals and oranges are the next addition to my drugstore lipstick series where I’m highlighting this popular shade, perfect for the summertime.

8 Ways to Multipurpose Your Eyeliner

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BG beauty editor Sapna shares much-needed tips on how to multipurpose your eyeliner and eyeshadow to make your eyes pop.

Fashion Blogger Zunera Mazhar’s Lowdown on the Print Maxi Dress Trend

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This year, my love for maxi dresses is on a completely different level. I adore the intricate fabrics rolling down my legs mixed with pleasant summery prints.

Gayatri Jolly’s Graduation Speech at Parsons School of Design is a Must Read for Every Recent Grad

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“The answers will flow if we start asking all the questions that all our inner voices are asking of us, out of passion and without fear. If we look within ourselves, we already have everything we need to take on what lies ahead of us. Our feet that have stood for endless hours without a break in the studio can surely carry us through the future, our hands that can sew and rip seams all night long are capable of building the lives that we’ve dreamed of and our eyes can see the future that our minds imagine.”

Makeup Artist Karuna Chani’s Step-by-Step Guide for the Perfect Red Lip and Winged Eyeliner

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Brown Girls and internationally recognized make-up artist Karuna Chani recently met for a fun tutorial, champagne and cupcakes. She shared some cool tips about everything you need in order to achieve a flawless look with a bold, red lip!

Top 9 Drugstore Red Lipstick Shades to Have in Your Makeup Bag

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Finding the perfect red lipstick shade can be tricky at times, especially with medium to darker skin tones. You may simply want a sheer pop of color to have on throughout the day when you need a pick-me-up or a bold pigmented hue for night-wear.

How to Rock a Red Lace Dress, by Fashion Blogger Zunera Mazhar

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Before I share this perfect red lace dress with you all, I want to take a moment to share an anecdote about my mom.

How to Easily and Efficiently Rock the Monochrome Trend, by Fashion Blogger Maryam Asadullah

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One of my favorite trends from this season is the monochrome trend. Brands like Givenchy, Balmain, and Isabel Marant have made monochrome a staple in their vast collections.

After #LoveWins——On Sharing Queerness in South Asian Families

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In conversation with a South Asian queer friend a few days after the ruling, I realized something profound. She said, “Sure now we can get married, but who’s going to come to the wedding?”

Dress For The Day Friends-Turned-Co-Founders on Fashion Meets Technology

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You may have heard that two friends should never go into business together. After all, people love to warn would-be entrepreneurs of the dangers that surface when you combine business and friendship.

The Collective Identity Of The Dawoodi Bohra Community

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I often wonder if my life would have been different had my family never moved from Iowa when I was nine-years-old. More specifically, I wonder if my cultural identity would have been different.

What it Means to be a First Generation Desi——From the Lens of a Half-Indian, Half-Irish Woman

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Bonding over shared experiences helps to create a sense of identity for any Diaspora population–and in examining the South Asian Diaspora, it is much more diverse than the stereotypes many first-generation kids were exposed to in their youth.

Trisha Arora’s Vlog: Pushing Forward One Year After Her Dad’s Passing

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Losing a loved one is intensely overwhelming and emotionally exhausting, but Brown Girl Trisha Arora’s vlog gives us a glimpse of hope because we hear how she bravely handled everything that came after the passing of her father, Ravi Kant.

What the Lafayette Theater Shooting Says About the State of Violence in Our Country

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I went to The Grand in Lafayette every weekend with my family as a kid. This could have been anyone, but this time, it was the lives of two young women who were integral parts of their community.

7 Road Signs That Will Help You Avoid Heartbreak

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As a mental health professional, I provide therapeutic services and skills to many patients who struggle in the context of familial, professional, academic, and individual life choices.

Ramadan Reflections: Insecurities, Forgiveness and an Apology

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I also use the month of Ramadan to exercise gratitude and self-reflection in all parts of my life, which brings me to the real reason for this piece: In a matter of just a few days, Ramadan has changed my perspective on me and life in general.

Volunteering For an NGO against Domestic Violence Made me a Better Indian

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Soon after I landed in Bengaluru in October 2014, I read a news story about a young Indian North-Eastern couple who had been beaten up by a group of nationalist thugs in Bangalore, the very city where I was born.